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As thou, O Earth ! dost mingle with the mu
sic of the spheres; For they must be prepared below to whom
gold harps are given. And have deep music in their souls to join the choir of heaven.
Beaumont $ Fletcher.
My never failing friends are they,
And seek relief in woe;
How much to them I owe,
Sir E. Brydges.
They give New views to life, and teach us how to live; They soothe the grieved; the stubborn they
chastise; Fools they admonish, and confirm the wise : Their aid they yield to all, they never shun The map of sorrow, or the wretch undone :-Unlike the hard, the selfish and the proud, They fly not sullen from the suppliant crowd; Nor tell to various people various things, But show to subjects what they show to kings.
The soul of song is in their deathless pages Even as the odour in the flower enshrin
ed There the crowned spirits of departed ages
Have left the silent melodies of mind, Listen, oh, listen ! let their high words cheer
thee! Their swan-like music ringing through all
woes ; Let my
voice bring their holy influence near
MEANING OF THE LOOK.
THE MEANING OF THE LOOK. “ And the Lord turned and looked upon Peter."
I think that look of Christ might seem to
say"Thou Peter! art thou then a common stone Which I at last must break
upon, For all God's charge, to his high angels,
may Guard' my foot better? Did I yesterday Wash thy feet my beloved, that they should
Quick to deny meʼneath the morning sun ?
E. B. Barrett.
Evening steals on nature's calm repose, Like death on beauty,- brightest at its close.
A simple toil, by pleasure overpaid
I have stray'd, Rejoicing in their loveliness :—and now I send thee forth-a many-hued bo
quetA sweet love-token to the children young ; Let thy fair leaves sing to them this
fond lay : “Come to the old haunts, where our kindred
dwell: We were but lowly ones in that bright
train, Yet the soft breeze played o'er us, as o'er
them; With theirs, our petals drank the gentle
And therefore are we lovely ;-for the air
and Peace, Truth, Purity, and Beauty :- list our song Come with us, love us, live with us and
A Mother's Love ..
Birds in Summer ..
Emily Taylor 48
Mary Howitt. 75
Duty and Reliance